As a multicultural, and inclusive school, at PhoenixpPlace we ensure our students have full access to our spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) curriculum and opportunities. SMSC is about the whole student, their welfare and place in society. We aim to develop every student, to offer them a broad range of experiences and opportunities that help them to develop fully, to keep themselves safe and to equip them to take their place in modern Britain. Our school values, which encourage students to be positive, respectful, unique, open minded and determined, also continually underpin our SMSC work with students.
Students are encouraged to explore their beliefs; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about themselves and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; and reflect. Students’ spiritual experience is developed through their ability to:
We help students to recognise right and wrong; respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues and offer reasoned views. Students’ moral experience is developed through an:
We investigate moral issues; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict; engage with the 'British values' of democracy, the rule of law, liberty, respect and tolerance. Students’ social experience is developed through their:
acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs; the students develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.
We appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain's parliamentary system; participate in cultural opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity. Students’ cultural experience is developed through their:
interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity, and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity, as shown by their tolerance and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities.
As a modern, multi-cultural school, we promote the basic British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs.
This ensures young people understand the importance of respect and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain.
Delivering SMSC and British Values:
At PhoenixPlace SMSC and British values are taught through the curriculum in all subjects including PSHE and Prince’s Trust, and are further promoted through:
Assemblies and Tutor Time:
Tutor times are enriched with a full programme of SMSC activities.
School assemblies promote our school values through a wide range of topics. During weekly assemblies, students are rewarded for demonstrating our values throughout the school, e.g positive behaviour and attendance and punctuality.
We also have a number of external speakers presenting bespoke assemblies and workshops throughout the year.